Neymar, Kaka, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Rivaldo the list of world class Brazilians goes on and on. It’s endless. And this year, it’s no different. The Brazilian national team continues to produce a healthy number of potential wonderkids, many of which are already plying their trade in Europe’s top leagues. Below we look at the best young Brazilian players in FIFA 22:
Best Brazilian Wonderkids in FIFA 21
10. Kaio Jorge Pinto Ramos (Juventus: ST)
Far from the finished article with an overall rating of just 69, Juve’s Kaio Jorge has the potential to reach a rating of 82 and become a prolific striker in the near future.
Already blessed with a finishing attribute of 73, dribbling 76 and sprint speed of 77, Jorge has the skill set to cause even the best defenders problems, and he’s only going to get better with time.
Jorge made his Juventus debut earlier in the season and has represented his country at U15 and U17 level, though he’s yet to be called up for the senior squad. Aged just 19, Jorge is definitely one for the future.
9. Paulo Henrique Sampaio Filho (Bayer Leverkusen: CAM LW RW)
A product of the Vasco de Gama academy and now plying his trade in Germany at Bayer Leverkusen, Paulo Henrique Sampaio Filho, also known as Paulinho, is your typical Brazilian winger. Nimble and tricky. And that’s reflected in his FIFA 22 ratings with 82 dribbling, 80 ball control and 82 balance.
Whilst he’s not the quickest with a sprint speed of 77 and acceleration of 77, his potential shouldn’t be overlooked. Henrique has an overall rating of 73 and a potential of 83 Paulinho and is definitely one to look out for in FIFA 22.
8. Morato (Benfica: CB)
A man mountain at 6 ft 3 inches tall, Morato is a no-nonsense type centre half currently playing for Benfica. With an overall rating of 68 and a potential of 84, the 20-year-old is worth every penny of the €7.9 million release clause.
Already blessed with 87 strength and 74 aggression this kid is capable of dominating the most seasoned of pros no matter what their age. Technically, though, there’s still plenty of room for improvement with a standing tackle attribute of 69, heading 68 and passing 63.
7. Joao Pedro (Watford: ST)
With a release clause of just €14.1 million, Watford’s Joao Pedro is definitely one to watch in FIFA 22. The 19-year-old, rated 71 overall, has a potential of 84 and is one of few out and out Brazilian strikers turning heads in the world of football right now.
Like all good Brazilians the teenager’s ball control is top-drawer and is backed up with a dribbling attribute of 75 and ball control 73. He’s got an eye for goal too, averaging a goal every other game since arriving in England two years ago. Now playing in the Premier League, Pedro has 71 finishing in FIFA 22, which should improve with age.
6. Reinier Jesus Carvalho (Borussia Dortmund: CF CAM)
Currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund from Real Madrid, Reinier Jesus Carvalho is your typical Brazilian forward. Skilful, pacy and has end product. Still only 19, Reinier has an overall rating of 71 with the potential of 84.
Technically he’s incredibly talented with 77 dribbling and 74 ball control. Add to that 83 acceleration and 78 agility and it’s easy to see why the attacking midfielder is tipped by many to become an elite player.
5. Talles Magno (New York City FC: LM CF)
There’s no substitute for pace, and 19-year-old winger Talles Magno has bags of it with 87 acceleration and 84 sprint speed. Rated 67 overall with a potential of 85, the New York City teenager is predominantly right-footed, but is often deployed on the left where he likes to cut inside.
Also capable of playing through the middle as a centre forward, Magno possesses terrific close ball control for his age, but lacks that killer instinct in front of goal. Though, that should improve with more game time.
4. Kayky (Manchester City: RW)
At just 18, Kayky da Silva Chagas swapped boyhood club Fluminese for Manchester City, but is yet to feature for the current Premier League champions. Rated 66 overall, the kid’s unlikely to pull up any trees right away, but with a potential of 87, he’s definitely one for the future.
Like most modern wingers, Kayky plays on what traditionalists would say is the ‘wrong side’ – he’s a left-footer playing on the right wing as an inside forward.
Standing just 5 ft 6 inches tall, the City teenager has a similar build and style to Robinho. He has a low centre of gravity, bags of pace and has a trick or two up his sleeve. Silky.
3. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal: LM)
It’s surely only a matter of time before Arsenal wonderkid Gabriel Martinelli becomes a first-team regular. Currently rated 76 overall with a potential of 88, big things are expected of the 20-year-old and it’s easy to see why with 78 dribbling, 77 ball control and 86 sprint speed.
Having represented his country eight times at under 23 level, Martinelli was part of the Brazil squad which secured the gold medal at the delayed Tokyo Olympics earlier this year. Whether you take control of Arsenal in career mode or activate his €37.8 million release clause, you’ll have a serious talent at your disposal.
2. Rodrygo (Real Madrid: RW)
If there’s one thing Brazil aren’t short on it’s pacy right wingers, and Real Madrid’s Rodrygo is probably the pick of the bunch. With a current overall rating of 79 and a potential of 88 the 20-year-old has already made over 50 appearances for Los Blancos. 19 of which were made during Real Madrid’s title-winning campaign in 2019/20.
Since then, the Santos academy graduate has fast become an integral squad player. Although he’s far from the finished article, with 84 dribbling, 80 finishing and 82 composure, the kid already poses a huge threat in front of goal. Not to mention 88 acceleration and 86 sprint speed. The boy’s rapid.
1. Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid: LW)
Brazil’s hottest prospect in FIFA 22, Vinicius Jr, is destined for the big time. Already a regular at Real Madrid, the pacy left winger is rated 80 overall with a potential of 90.
Still only 20-years-old the Flamengo academy graduate has a release clause of €104.6 million, and it’s easy to see why. With sprint speed and acceleration attributes of 95, the youngster is one of the fastest players in the game.
He’s got skills too, making him almost impossible to defend against. This year, Vinicius starts FIFA 22 with 89 dribbling and 85 ball control. Get him in your team and you’re guaranteed to tear teams apart.
He’s already earned six senior caps for Brazil and many expect him to become the country’s next poster boy, eventually taking over the mantle from Neymar. Not bad, eh?
Attacking players once again dominate the list of best young Brazilian players in FIFA 22, from Rodrygo and Vinicius to Magno and Martinelli, the Samba Boys have an array of attacking talent at their disposal. The same can’t be said defensively, though, with just one defender making the top ten.